Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hey, Where's Perry?

Phew! This week has slipped by!

I'd like to say I was busy whipping up a creative frenzy. But I wasn't.

It's been a lazy week. Not much has gotten done...creative OR otherwise! I keep telling myself that I'm just un-winding from Louie's EIGHTH birthday on Sat. and mentally praparing myself for his school buddy party this coming up Sat. It's been working for me! :)

So. What about my title? Where's Perry???

Do any of you watch Phineas & Ferb? With your kids? When your kids are asleep and you're gobbling stream-lining their Easter candy stash?

We DO! I don't like too much TV time and most of the shows that seem to be geared to my pre-tween child make me cringe. But we LOVE us some Phineas & Ferb! And who could say no to making a Perry the Platypus Birthday Cake? Not ME!

I think it turned out pretty cute! All the cousins thought it was hilarious! All the older Aunties & Uncles were like, "What on Earth is that?"

I made two sheet cakes (Funfetti. It's how we roll.) and layered them. The frosting is tinted with Wilton's Teal coloring. Louie was the judge when it came to tinting. The eyes are marshmallows with chocolate chips. If I were to do this again...I would have cut one marshmallow in half to use (the eyes are a bit buggy). Then the beak, feet & hands & tail are craft foam that I eye-balled and cut out.

"He's got a beaver tail and a bill! And the women swoon whenever they hear him say, "GluggGluggGlugg!"".

Here's the Birthday Boy with his favorite Agent P shirt on and his Agent P hat! Funny story...the fedora was my great grandfather's. I've always loved it and kept it. Louie is named after him and he loves his "Pappy in Heaven's" hat!

We do a big cook out for the family and set up in the garage. Louie and I quickly whipped up this sign half an hour before the party started! If you've got a Perry need to throw a little Heinz Doofenshmirtz into the mix!

Linking Up Here:


Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

Very cute! I think it turned out great :)

rita jean said...

Haha! I like your cake too! It makes me smile! :) said...

Hahahaha! As soon as I saw you link it up I just started laughing...I knew exactly who it was :) We love Perry at our house!

Thanks so much for linking up! What a great cake!!


Wendy@Craft Goodies said...

We LOVE Perry too! This cake is so awesome, my girls all oohhed and awed and then told me we needed to make one just like it. Thanks so much for linking and for an idea that will resurface!


Kristen @ Who's Watching the Baby? said...

AMY!!! THIS IS AWESOME!!! I want a birthday-in-ator. Perry looks great. I love his Funfetti guts. :)